Police launch murder investigation after man dies in Yeovil

The A30 Hendford Hill road has been closed since about 11.48am today (December 12) Credit: Google Map

Avon and Somerset police has launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Yeovil.

Officers were called on Saturday 12 December to a flat in Hendford Hill where they found a 40-year-old man with 'life-threatening injuries'.

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He was taken to hospital but later died. A cordon remains in place for officers to continue their investigations.

Two men, aged 23 and 29, have been arrested. On Sunday 13 December officers applied to hold the suspects for an additional 36 hours of questioning.

Det Insp Chris Feerick, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “A full and thorough investigation will be carried out into this man’s death and specially trained officers have been deployed to support his next of kin at this extremely difficult time.

The A30 was closed in both directions while officers attended the incident.